The Argentine has named an attack-minded starting XI for their crunch game, with Renan Lodi and Thomas Lemar making way from the side who beat Valencia 1-0 in La Liga on Saturday.
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That is likely to signal a formation change from the 3-4-2-1 setup that Simeone started with at the Mestalla – which saw Angel Correa used as the focal attacking point ahead of Lemar and Marcos Llorente.
Joao Felix is likely to partner Correa in an attacking role for this game – with Luis Suarez and Diego Costa both still absent – while Carrasco’s role is unclear, although he could be deployed in a left wing-back role similar to that he occupied in the recent 1-0 win over Barcelona.
Atleti have just five points from their opening four group games but face a Bayern side with multiple changes with Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman, Manuel Neuer and Joshua Kimmich among those not in the starting line-up.